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Quiz: English and British History

Updated on May 29, 2011

Are you ready for this?

Let's put you to the test (purely voluntary, of course).

English history and British history have become so entwined with each other that it seems wrong to try to separate them, hence the 'catchy' title of my lens.

We have been an island nation since the outset and, until the advent of air power, it was our best defence. Hence the importance of maritime history in our heritage and the fact that so many English expressions have derived from the maritime world.

Expect a few questions on naval history!

February 2011 - Ten mini-quizzes added for masses more SquidPoints! Don't stop after the first batch of questions.

Disclaimer: Squidoo periodically alters points allowances which means that a points estimate made at the time of going to press can be inaccurate by the time you get to it. Sorry about that but it's beyond my control!

Visit Chris's Quizzes for an up-to-date list of my Quizzes.

More questions below

Scroll down for a lot more historical questions.

Do you like history?

Did you enjoy history at school or did you come to it later?

Because you're so good at these, I'm adding more mini-quizzes

100+ extra points available

Ten more questions for your delectation. Remember to pause at half-way and comment. You're working hard and deserve a break.

Feedback on the questions, please:

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight
Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

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Chris Day with rescue horse
Chris Day with rescue horse

Meet the author

Chris Day is a UK-based veterinarian practising alternative medicine (e.g. herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic). He has many interests outside that field, some of which are reflected in his lensography.

Alternative medicine has much to offer, often helping to control the situation where conventional medicine cannot. Such an approach includes holistic and integrated application of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs and diet.

The author is independent of commercial interest or sponsorship and cannot endorse any products or advertising material attached to this lens.

For more information, visit AVMC's information website (over 600 pages).

Chris Day - holistic vet - runs the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre in Oxfordshire (AVMC) in Oxfordshire, UK.

Henry VIII
Henry VIII

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I knew quite lot. Interesting quiz, thank you.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @pixiepot: Great stuff - thanks for your contributions.

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      pixiepot 6 years ago

      Learned A LOT!!!!!

      thank you

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @ben186422: My pleasure - glad to see you here.

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      ben186422 6 years ago

      Learned some things. Thanks

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Heh - you have to watch out for that! :-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Improved slightly in the end. Have to improve on my 'British English'. :) (Have gotten too influenced by AE)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @brandonwithglasses: Yeah . . . .

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      brandonwithglasses 6 years ago

      Very well, especially for an American.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @akumar46 lm: Yes, but you're not from England.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @masunyoananda: No trouble.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Tiggered: Thanks so much for the encouragement.

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      Tiggered 6 years ago

      Hehe, I'm reading Davies's 'The Isles' at the moment - it helps :)

      Nice balance between easy and tricky

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      masunyoananda 6 years ago

      ya great knowledge here........thanks a lot....

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Quiz is bit hard.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Luck of the devil - it's always fun to ace a quiz. Thanks for your support of my quizzes.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great quiz--rather hard, but I got 100. The one I had to guess at turned out right! Thanks for the fun and challenging quiz!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm delighted about that - thanks for joining in.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I did well. Enjoyed participating.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @SandyPeaks: That's a remarkable score!

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Good quiz! Just missed one!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Sojourn: Thanks and thanks for coming.

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      Sojourn 6 years ago

      I appreciate how much work you must have put into these quizzes. Great job!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Harshitha LM: You obviously do!!!!!

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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      I got 89%. Not bad for someone who doesn't a thing about English history!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @awakeningwellness: No - not bad - we''ll go for that!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      I failed miserably, with only 50% of good answers. It's quite frustrating and I should definitely start buying English biographies instead of French ones, lol.

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      I got 80%...not bad for an American I think. (o:

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @justholidays: Ah yes - but I am a tricky quizmaster. :-)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sousababy: Yes, Margo's comment is amazing, isn't it - great that you 50%'d

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Only because I studied nursing, I had 3 right in this half = 5 correct overall. Oh wow, I just saw Margo's comment, Catherine Parr was her great, great, great, great aunt. Cool.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Wow - that's something!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Catherine Parr was my great, great, etc, etc aunt!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Oliversbabycarecouk: That's not half bad!

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      not as well as i woulda hoped to of achieved but still got 60%.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @ohcaroline: Tricky quiz, so well done.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I did fair on this one. I'll do better.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: You're always most welcome around my lenses and quizzes, you know that!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi! Chris .. Your Quiz of English and British history makes me so enjoyable with new knowledge that I've never known before. Thanks for sharing this great quiz lens :) Always love to visit your lenses ;)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sousababy: 50%'s a pass in anybody's language - well done!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      I had half of them right. LOVED the humour (or humor) you incorporated into the choices - made me smile.